The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 18 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 76 95 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.18% 19.96% 20.37%
As % of the Vendors category 33.78% 45.24% 45.25%
Number of salaries quoted 72 69 94
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,550 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £49,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
225 210 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 41.98% 44.12% 45.01%
Number of salaries quoted 200 172 202
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +18.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn -8 19 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Blackpool +7 18 £32,500 +41.30% 3
Preston -16 12 £30,000 - 9
Chorley -2 8 £17,500 -44.44% 2
Burnley +7 2 £25,000 -39.39%
Skelmersdale -2 2 £33,750 -20.58%
Accrington -2 1 £39,500 +68.08%
Lytham St Annes - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 88 (55.70%) SQL Server
2 71 (44.94%) SQL
3 69 (43.67%) .NET
4 62 (39.24%) Windows
5 55 (34.81%) C#
6 54 (34.18%) MS Excel
7 52 (32.91%) ASP.NET
8 39 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (24.05%) MVC
10 32 (20.25%) MS Office
10 32 (20.25%) HTML
11 31 (19.62%) CSS
12 30 (18.99%) Visual Studio
12 30 (18.99%) JavaScript
12 30 (18.99%) Active Directory
13 28 (17.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (17.09%) Firewall
14 27 (17.09%) VMware
15 26 (16.46%) Cisco
16 23 (14.56%) SharePoint
16 23 (14.56%) MS Exchange
16 23 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 21 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
20 19 (12.03%) Degree
20 19 (12.03%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (14.56%) SharePoint
1 23 (14.56%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.39%) IIS
3 9 (5.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.16%) Apache
4 5 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.27%) Lync
6 2 (1.27%) Node.js
6 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.63%) WordPress
7 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 54 (34.18%) MS Excel
2 32 (20.25%) MS Office
3 8 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.63%) InDesign
5 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.90%) Line 500
3 3 (1.90%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.63%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.96%) Office 365
2 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.27%) SaaS
3 2 (1.27%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.27%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.09%) Firewall
2 15 (9.49%) SAN
3 14 (8.86%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.96%) VPN
5 10 (6.33%) DNS
6 8 (5.06%) LAN
6 8 (5.06%) Internet
6 8 (5.06%) Ethernet
7 6 (3.80%) NAS
7 6 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (3.16%) ADSL
8 5 (3.16%) WAN
9 4 (2.53%) DHCP
9 4 (2.53%) Network Security
9 4 (2.53%) MPLS
9 4 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.90%) Broadband
11 2 (1.27%) DECT
11 2 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (55.70%) SQL Server
2 28 (17.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (8.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (7.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (6.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (4.43%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.53%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 30 (18.99%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.86%) NUnit
2 14 (8.86%) Rhino Mocks
3 13 (8.23%) Moq
4 10 (6.33%) MSTest
5 4 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.27%) Selenium
6 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.63%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.63%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.63%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.63%) FireMonkey
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (10.13%) Finance
2 14 (8.86%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.53%) Back Office
4 4 (2.53%) Law
5 2 (1.27%) Retail
5 2 (1.27%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Avionics
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (44.30%) Developer
2 31 (19.62%) .NET Developer
3 18 (11.39%) C# Developer
4 16 (10.13%) Analyst
5 14 (8.86%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (7.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (6.33%) Software Developer
8 9 (5.70%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) DBA
9 7 (4.43%) SQL DBA
10 6 (3.80%) SQL Server DBA
11 5 (3.16%) Junior Developer
11 5 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (3.16%) Graduate
11 5 (3.16%) Junior
11 5 (3.16%) Web Developer
11 5 (3.16%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (43.67%) .NET
2 52 (32.91%) ASP.NET
3 32 (20.25%) HTML
4 31 (19.62%) CSS
5 23 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (12.03%) WCF
7 15 (9.49%) XML
8 14 (8.86%) .NET Framework
9 13 (8.23%) HTML5
9 13 (8.23%) jQuery
10 12 (7.59%) AngularJS
11 11 (6.96%) Castle Windsor
12 10 (6.33%) Ninject
12 10 (6.33%) Spring.NET
12 10 (6.33%) Unity DI Container
12 10 (6.33%) CSS3
13 8 (5.06%) MDX
13 8 (5.06%) Web Services
14 7 (4.43%) SOAP
15 4 (2.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.33%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (3.80%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.80%) Life Science
3 6 (3.80%) Replication
3 6 (3.80%) Clustering
4 4 (2.53%) Statistics
4 4 (2.53%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.53%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.90%) Tandem
5 3 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.27%) iPad
6 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.27%) iPhone
6 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 62 (39.24%) Windows
2 23 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.59%) Windows 7
6 11 (6.96%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.70%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.43%) Solaris
9 5 (3.16%) Linux
9 5 (3.16%) UNIX
9 5 (3.16%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.27%) Android
10 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (24.05%) MVC
3 17 (10.76%) TDD
4 16 (10.13%) Scrum
4 16 (10.13%) ITIL
4 16 (10.13%) Web Application Development
5 15 (9.49%) SDLC
5 15 (9.49%) ERP
6 14 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (8.86%) Kanban
7 13 (8.23%) CRM
8 10 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.33%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (5.70%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.06%) Web Development
10 8 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (5.06%) Kimball Methodology
11 7 (4.43%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.43%) Data Protection
11 7 (4.43%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 71 (44.94%) SQL
2 55 (34.81%) C#
3 30 (18.99%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.49%) T-SQL
5 12 (7.59%) VB.NET
6 10 (6.33%) VBA
7 9 (5.70%) VB
8 8 (5.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 6 (3.80%) C
10 5 (3.16%) PHP
11 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.53%) VBScript
11 4 (2.53%) VB6
12 3 (1.90%) Java
13 1 (0.63%) C++
13 1 (0.63%) Delphi
13 1 (0.63%) R
13 1 (0.63%) Ada
Qualifications
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (12.03%) Degree
3 7 (4.43%) MCSE
4 4 (2.53%) MCTS
4 4 (2.53%) MCITP
4 4 (2.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.53%) MCP
5 3 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.90%) CCNA
5 3 (1.90%) ISEB
5 3 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.63%) MCSA
7 1 (0.63%) PhD
7 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) SLA
2 4 (2.53%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (18.99%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.70%) vSphere
4 7 (4.43%) VMware ESX
4 7 (4.43%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.53%) XenApp
6 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) SCOM
2 4 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.27%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.27%) WSUS
3 2 (1.27%) SCCM
4 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (17.09%) VMware
2 26 (16.46%) Cisco
3 14 (8.86%) Oracle
4 13 (8.23%) Citrix
5 11 (6.96%) HP
6 8 (5.06%) Juniper
7 6 (3.80%) NetApp
7 6 (3.80%) McAfee
8 4 (2.53%) SonicWALL
9 3 (1.90%) Sage
10 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.27%) Epicor
10 2 (1.27%) Dell
10 2 (1.27%) Avaya
10 2 (1.27%) Sun
10 2 (1.27%) IBM
10 2 (1.27%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.27%) Sophos
10 2 (1.27%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
Preston, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
IT Recruitment Company
Salary: £21,000 - £25,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Preston
University of Central Lancashire
Salary: £24,057 - £27,864 per annum PLUS excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Reflex Computer Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
BAE
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Salary: £39,632 - 47,559 per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Salary: £26,041 - 34,876 per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Salary: £26,041 - 34,876 per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Salary: £26,041 - 34,876 per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £34746 - £38406 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Key Retirement Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Roqit
Salary: Negotiable Depending on level of experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Blackpool
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + car + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Witherslack Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Blackpool
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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